New York Times, Friday, February 7, 1997

Author: R. Norris
Editor: Will Shortz
Rich Norris
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 53 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Certain party : SLEEPOVER
10. Floats : WAFTS
15. End of a routine : PUNCHLINE
16. Mall forerunner : AGORA
17. Embryological layers : ECTODERMS
18. Former Chiefs' coach Hank : STRAM
19. Squeeze (out) : EKE
20. Businessmen, slangily : SUITS
22. Send : SHIP
23. Words of warning : DONOT
26. Postponement : STAY
27. Unfavorably : ILL
28. John ___, California gold rush figure : SUTTER
30. Calendar periods: Abbr. : YRS
31. Manitoba native : CREE
32. Lipton alternative : TETLEY
34. Some artists : ETCHERS
36. "Crimes and Misdemeanors" actor : ALDA
37. Prefix with space : AERO
38. Mainstay : BULWARK
41. Is suspicious : SMELLS
44. Most eligible, once : ONEA
45. AAA's opposite? : EEE
47. Late Mexican-American vocalist : SELENA
49. Alicia of "Falcon Crest" : ANA
50. Poker choice : STUD
52. Some spreads : PATES
53. Guns : REVS
55. Al-Assad's land : SYRIA
57. Abbr. next to a telephone number : RES
58. Fancy : DREAM
60. Hog with erect ears : YORKSHIRE
63. Madonna role : EVITA
64. Talents : APTITUDES
65. "Walk Away ___" (1966 hit) : RENEE
66. Convention figures : KEYNOTERS
1. Zips : SPEEDS
2. Get a break : LUCKOUT
3. Triple ___ : ENTENTE
4. "Green": Prefix : ECO
5. Scholar's goal : PHD
6. Motivation for Manolete : OLES
7. Bug : VIRUS
8. Rancor : ENMITY
9. Turnpike locales : RESTAREAS
10. Used to be : WAS
11. Govt. employees : AGTS
12. Available : FORHIRE
13. Kind of park : TRAILER
14. Salesman's load : SAMPLES
21. Kind of analysis : SYSTEMS
24. Capital on the Rideau Canal : OTTAWA
25. "I cannot ___ lie" : TELLA
29. Satisfaction : REDRESS
31. Spiny cactus : CHOLLA
33. 1958 #1 song : YAKETYYAK
35. Undesirable : CREEP
38. Transient : BOARDER
39. Shake up : UNNERVE
40. Do not delete : LEAVEIN
42. Not make an issue of : LETRIDE
43. Villain, at times : SNEERER
46. Land on the Mediterranean : EUROPE
48. Size up : ASSESS
51. Epithet for Harry Callahan : DIRTY
54. Fill : SATE
56. Similar : AKIN
59. Pearl Bailey's middle name : MAE
61. I stand: Lat. : STO
62. Shack : HUT

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